Went to The Mews open house this weekend in Atwater. I really liked the open plan and light-filled, brand new construction with "green" building features like solar panels. Location not so much: betwixt the 5 freeway and train tracks, on the street that parallels the massive Costco lot, though close enough to walk to the Village bakery on Los Feliz. Please comment if you check it out!
A round-up for housingwatch of famous architects and their retail projects on Rodeo Drive including OMA Rem Koolhaas' Prada store, Angela Missoni (designer of the all white Missoni boutique) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Anderton Court. Inside, the Missoni boutique evokes memories of Milan's famous shopping street Via della Spiga, with a long corridor punctuated by doors to smaller rooms. Look for Converse shoes made with Missoni fabric in April at the just opened flagship store.
I think the Chanel store is a well executed example of architecture serving the brand. Just looks elegant.